Friday, 18 February 2011

I Can’t Decide If They Need A Library…

..or if it’s way too late:
Before the meeting where the cuts were agreed, hundreds of protesters marched along Upper Street.

One protester said: "Islington has so much poverty. It's only going to exasperate it and make the gap between affluent people and people on low incomes even more."
I think the word you were grasping for there was ‘exacerbate’…

This guy could write for the 'Telegraph'!

7 comments:

MTG said...

This guy could write for the 'Telegraph'!

Or even writed for a police blog also.

English Viking said...

'Make the gap...even more'?

Even more what? Narrower?

Ancient and tattered airman said...

I see The Grauniad beckoning....

JuliaM said...

"Or even writed for a police blog also."

Tsk! ;)

"Even more what? Narrower?"

'Me fail English? That's unpossible!'

"I see The Grauniad beckoning...."

It seems to have got better, while all the others have got worse!

Anonymous said...

You are so up yourself. How long is it since you have seen day light?

Furor Teutonicus said...

My Sister-in-law who is a teacher here, went on a teacher student exchange to Lincoln last year, and was amazed to find that in Britain, bastards aged 14 to 16 have no CLUE as to how a dictionary functions.

So do not worry, your media has PLENTY of cannon fodder to ensure its continuance, and low "standards".

In fact in Britain, standards are continualy so low, it is difficult to tell when a state funeral is taking place.

phiangle said...

As a part time student I should be standing on a box and shouting for all Libraries to remain open. However, most material is available on line, lectures and notes come in Powerpoint presentations. The university holds a fair chunk of material in E-books and I buy all the books I need from Amazon.

That being said I currently have reference materials on semi-permanent loan from my local library for a project that I am working on. The little one loves visitng the library with such quality titles as 'Fox in Socks' and 'The Graffalo'. She is very proud of her junior library ticket, mind you she does get excited at the prospect of going on a bus too.

Growing up we lived in a tiny village and had the book-mobile, library on wheels visit every month. However, this was the days before the internet. I fear that the humble library could be more a victim of technology rather than budgets ultimately.